Honey Wheat Bread
This makes two loaves of bread
- 1 .25 ounce package rapid rise yeast
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees)
- 1 12 ounce can evaporated milk
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup melted shortening
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tsp. salt
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 3 cups bread flour
- 2 tablespoons butter
1. Dissolve yeast and sugar in 1/2 cup warm water
2 Combine milk, 1/4 cup water, shortening, honey salt and wheat flour in food processor or bowl of mixer.
3 Add white flour and process until dough forms a ball.
4 Knead dough by processing an additional 5 minutes, if using a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer, or mix and knead, by hand, for 10 minutes.
5 Place the dough in a oiled bowl, and turn to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap.
6 Let dough rise for 45 minutes, or until almost doubled.
7 Gently punch down, and divide dough in half.
8 Roll out each half, and work out the bubbles.
9 form into loaves, and place in buttered 9X5 inch bread pans.
10 Place a small pan of water on the bottom shelf of the oven.
11 Preheat oven to 375 degrees
12 Bake for 25 to 25 minutes, or until tops are dark golden brown. Butter crusts while warm. Slice when cool.